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Frank A. Tobin

August 11, 1929 - November 2, 2013

Frank A. Tobin, Jr., age 84 of Chicago. Devoted husband of Joan (nee Stucker); father of Frank A. Tobin III, M.D. (Elizabeth) and Martha Tobin; loving "Pop" of Jack, Johanna, Kiera and Kate; brother of the late Mary Wakely, Paul (Virginia) and Charlie (Dale) Tobin; brother-in-law of Fred (Debbie), Tom (Petie) and Pete (Roberta) Stucker. Graduated from St. Ignatius in 1947; ordained a priest for...
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Elaine Diane Mary Venti

January 11, 1951 - October 31, 2013


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Mary Rita Walsh

May 13, 1917 - October 31, 2013

Mary Rita Walsh (nee Kordick) 96, Oct. 31st. Beloved wife of the late William (2008). Loving mother of William (Twila) Walsh, Ellen (the late Ed "Boots") Cosgrove, Rita (Charles) Doyle and George (Donna) Walsh. Dear grandmother of Ed Cosgrove (Amy Roach), Bob (Dawn) Cosgrove, Patrick Doyle (Kate Rothgery), Megan (Paul) Schultz, Brendan and Kevin Doyle, Ryan, Dillon and Connor Walsh and the...
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Norine F. Larson

December 17, 1935 - October 29, 2013

Norine F. Larson, Oct. 29th, 77; beloved wife of the late Howard Larson (C.P.D.) and the late Edward "Mickey" Kropp, Jr.; loving mother of Edward Kropp C.P.D.; sister of James (Jackie) Quinn, Patricia (the late Remo) Zappavigna, the late Gerald and the late Marilyn Quinn; fond aunt and great-aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral service Tuesday 11AM at Donnellan Funeral Home 10525 S. Western...
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James A. Durkin

January 11, 1921 - October 25, 2013


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Harold C. Altman

April 5, 1912 - October 14, 2013

Harold C. Altman, 101. Loving Husband of the late Catherine M. Altman (nee Novy). Beloved father of Rev. Joseph W. Altman. Brother of the late Reginald "Bunny," Edward and Jayne. Uncle of many nieces and nephews, friend of many. Funeral Friday 9:15 A.M. from Donnellan Funeral Home 10525 S. Western Ave. to St. Barnabas Church, mass 10 A.M. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 3-8 P.M....
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Neil F. Cunningham

February 20, 1933 - October 14, 2013

Neil F. Cunningham, 80. Devoted husband of Therese A. (nee Butler). Loving father of Timothy J. (Stephanie), Caroline (John C.F.D) Connors and Sheila (Mark) Benson. Proud grandfather of Michael, Alex and Elizabeth Cunnningham, Maura, Finnbarr and Fiona Connors, Eric, Dan and Faith Benson and the late Liam Connors. Cherished brother of Marianne (Don) Ryan and Thomas (Judy) Cunningham. Beloved...
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Sarah J. Quinlan

May 19, 1952 - October 11, 2013

Sarah Jean Quinlan, October 11th; loving daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Quinlan; beloved sister of Michael (Mary) Quinlan, Pam Meechan, Elizabeth (Thomas) Dougherty, Kay (Mark) Krumtinger and the late Patrick Quinlan; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Sarah was a former employee of Santa Fe Railroad for 16 years. Family and friends will meet Thursday for Mass 10AM at St. Cajetan Church...
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Edward Francis Finn

February 19, 2013 - October 11, 2013

Edward F. Finn C.P.D. Oct. 11, 2013 Korean Vet. Loving Dad of Maureen (the late Robert) Swift, Kathleen Finn and Edward (Anna) Finn. Special friend of Shelia. Fond Grandfather of Jessica Swift, Samantha, Daniel, Angela, Erika and Michael Finn. Brother of Patricia (the late Robert) Petrey, and the late John P., Martin and Patrick Finn. Uncle and Great- Uncle of many nieces and nephews. He...
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Hersch J. Collins

July 31, 1950 - October 8, 2013

Hersch J. Collins Oct. 8th. Vietnam Veteran. Loving husband of Barbara (nee Steffy. Beloved father of Vickie (Ron) Bieniek. Fond grandfather of Drew, Lizzy, Nicky and Danny. Brother of Steve, David (Kathy) and the late Kenny Collins. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Monday 9am from Zimmerman and Sandeman Funeral Home and Cremation Service 9900 West 143rd. St. Orland Park, to St....
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Maureen C. Slattery

April 20, 1950 - October 5, 2013

Maureen C. Slattery, 63, loving daughter of the late John J. and Helen Slattery; dear sister of John (Mary Fitzgerald) Slattery, Mary Jo (David) Buczek, Kathleen Slattery, William (Jean), Colette (Roger) Whalen, Helen Slattery, Virginia (Mark) Watson, the late Michael (Mary) and Brian Slattery; fond aunt and great aunt of many nieces and nephews and dear friend to many. Funeral Saturday 8:30AM...
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Leo J. Dombrowski

September 9, 1925 - October 5, 2013

Leo J. Dombrowski, 88, loving husband of the late Mary J. (nee Kelly); beloved father of Nancy E. Dombrowski (Gerard) Sidorowicz, Leo P. (Susan), James J., John G. (Victoria), Robert F. (Kelly) and Gerald M. (Pamela) Dombrowski; grandfather of Mary Lee Sidorowicz, Leo, Jackson, Cristina, Xavier, Matthew, Jillian, Robert, Neil and the late Nathan; brother of John W. Dombrowski; brother-in-law of...
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Mary J. Coffey

November 24, 1945 - October 4, 2013

Mary Kean Coffey, marked by faith and family, at rest October 4. Dear wife and best friend of Michael J. Coffey II, wind under the wings and adored mother of Michael III (Patricia), Jane (Jason) Hehr, Brian, and Josie (Mark) Singler. Loving Nana to Michael and Kathryn Coffey, Geneva Hehr, Jack, Bridget, and Brendan Singler. Giving Daughter of the late Jo and Raleigh Kean Sr.; best sibling one...
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Marika Georgiou

June 15, 1933 - October 4, 2013

Marika Georgiou, Oct. 4th, devoted wife of the late George T. Georgiou, MD.; loving mother of Thomas George (Laura) and Andrea Niki (Timothy SGT CPD) Casey; dear grandmother of Alexandrea, Amanda and Thomas Jr. Georgiou, Timothy Jr. and Alexandra Casey; sister of Anna Paraskevas, Michael Coumbaros and the late George Coumbaros; Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday 3-9PM at...
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Anita Claire Richard

May 22, 1924 - September 22, 2013

Sister Anita Claire Richard, SSND, 89yrs, September 22nd at Resurrection Life Center.Member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 63 years. Sr. Anita served in Wisconsin and Illinois for 50 years as grade school teacher and principal, high school teacher and principle, high school treasurer and grade school secretary and then in community service for 6 years. Sr. Anita was a minister of prayer...
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Mary Ellarose Fitzpatrick

November 11, 1922 - September 18, 2013

Sister Mary Ellarose Fitzpatrick, SSND, 90yrs, September 18th at Resurrection Medical Center. Member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 71 years. Sr. Ellarose served in Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois for 52 years as a primary school teacher, local leader and tutor and for 19 years as a minister of prayer and presence at Academy of Our Lady, St. Joseph Home and Resurrection Life Center in...
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GeVerna Lee Sykes

December 2, 1924 - September 16, 2013

GeVerna Lee (nee) Sykes, 88, of Chicago, Illinois and Cambridge, Iowa passed away on Monday September 16, 2013. Devoted wife of the late Don Sykes, Jr.; loving mother of William (Peggy) Lindenthaler, Roberta Lindenthaler, Emily Jean Barry, Paul (D'Andrea) and Kevin Sykes. dear grandmother of Gregory (Rocio Rivadeneyra) Braswell, Melissa(Brian) Troyan, Peyton and Johngeline Sykes great...
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Florence J. Scutoski

June 4, 1923 - September 14, 2013

Florence J. Scutoski, Sept 14th, Beloved Wife of the late Chester Scutoski, Loving Mother of Vernon (Karen), William ( Marilyn), Michael (Anita), Therese (Thomas) Donners, and the late Robert. Fond Grandmother of 8 and Great- Grandma of 11, and Great-Great Grand Mother of Mia Johnson. Youngest sister of 8. Aunt and Great Aunt of many. Memorial Visitation Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 from 9:30 -10:30...
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Clara Bates

October 10, 1920 - September 9, 2013

Clara Bates 92, Sept. 9th. Beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha (nee Bugler). Loving sister of the late Alice, Walter(the late Estelle), Joseph(the Late Bernice), Mathais(Anita) and Francis Bates. Survived by 2 nieces, 1 nephew and her friend Inga Carton. Visitation Friday Sept. 13th. from 9:30am until time of Mass 10am at Mary Queen of Heaven Church 5300 W. 24th. St. Cicero, Il. Int....
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William H. Hunding

January 30, 1935 - September 8, 2013

William Hunding, age 78, Army Veteran, of Chicago, IL; beloved husband of Patricia Hunding; loving father of Elizabeth (Keith) Larmon, Richard (Kendra) Hunding and the late Laura Hunding; devoted "Poppies" to Taylor (Mike) Borgertpoepping, Rhys (Natalie) Hunding, Stephanie, Eric, Emily, and Julia Larmon; loving brother of Anna Mae Scott; cherished uncle to Jennifer, David (Beth), Brian, Paul ...
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Barbara P. O'Toole

February 2, 1938 - September 5, 2013

Barbara P. O'Toole (nee Patrick), 75, Sept. 5th, 1st Amendment Attorney; beloved wife of the late Edward M. O'Toole; dear mother of Mary Brigid and Patrick; sister of John ( the late Sandy) Patrick and the late Kathy Patrick; aunt of many nieces and nephews; friend and mentor to dozens. Visitation Monday September 9, from 9:30-10:30AM at St. Barnabas Church, 10134 Longwood Drive, Chicago, Mass...
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George G. Ralston

October 13, 1924 - September 2, 2013

George G. Ralston Sept. 2, WW II Army Veteran. Beloved son of the late Anderson Wheeler Ralston and the late Esther Carpenter Ralston. Cousin of Constance R. Knecht(the late F.W. Knecht III), Joseph A. "Duke" Ralston Jr.(Madonna) and the late Margaret Ralston Mufney. Special friend of Joel (Shirley) Morbito and Gail Godo. Member of The Cotillion Club. Visitation Saturday from 2-6pm at...
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Christopher J. Reynoso

June 12, 1961 - September 1, 2013

Chris Reynoso Sept . 1st. Loving husband of Ellen Reynoso (nee Egan). Beloved father of Tony, Ben, Ashley, Jillian and Grace. Brother of 14 and uncle of 33. Son of Amado Reynoso and Diane O'Keefe – Dunne. Funeral Friday 10am from Donnellan Funeral Home 10525 S. Western Ave. to St. Margaret of Scotland Church (corner of 99th & Throop) Mass 11am. Int. Private. Visitation Thursday 3...
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Thomas B. Rigoni

June 16, 1915 - August 23, 2013

Thomas B. Rigoni, 98, August 23rd, Army Veteran; beloved husband of the late Marie (nee Homolka); loving father of Frances Gavin, John (Tarsha) Rigoni and the late Russell Rigoni and Mary Anne Culbertson; dear grandfather of Virginia Robinson, Timothy (Jamie) Gavin, Anthony Rigoni and Heather Culbertson; great-grandfather of Alexander, Alyssa and Austin Robinson. Memorial visitation Wednesday...
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Barbara N. Strong

January 9, 1945 - August 23, 2013

Barbara N. Strong (nee Jones) Aug. 23, 2013. Loving wife of the late Clyde M. Strong. Survived by 6 brothers and 1 sister. Visitation Wednesday August 28, 2013 from 11am until 1pm at Donnellan Funeral Home 10525 S. Western Ave. Funeral Service Saturday Aug 31, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Oak Hill, Alabama. Former Principle and Teacher at Timothy Lutheran School for over 35 years....
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Caran Hart

November 8, 1919 - August 14, 2013

Sister Mary Caran Hart, SSND, 92 yrs., died August 14, 2013 at Marian Village, Home Glen, IL. Member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 68 years. Sr. Caran taught on the elementary and secondary levels in Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. She spent several years in Prison Ministry, and many as a part time or volunteer service with refugees, at SisterHouse, at the International Ministry of...
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Donald A. Rak

September 11, 1976 - August 11, 2013


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Joan G. Padden

January 9, 1928 - August 10, 2013

Joan G. Padden, 85, Aug. 10th at peace after her long battle with Alzheimer's disease; beloved wife of the late David H. Padden; loving mother of Kevin (Nina), James (Kelly), Mary (Mark) Massery, Michael (Sheila), Nancy (Bob) Barrett, Katie (Dan) Hansen and Sue (Tony) Kuligowski; cherished grandmother of Matt, Luke, Michael, Gina, Colleen, David, Tony, Steven, Danny, Molly, Brian, Kevin, Helen...
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Stanley D. Pukelis

September 27, 1922 - August 9, 2013

Stanley D. Pukelis Aug. 9, Beloved husband of the late Irene (nee Azunas). Dear father of John and the late Lawrence (Debbie). Fond brother of 3 siblings. Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Wednesday 10am from Donnellan Funeral Home 10525 S. Western Ave. to St. Cajetan Church 2445 W. 112th. Pl. Mass 11Am. Int. Private. Visitation Tuesday 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers memorials to...
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Gregory W. Castle

September 18, 1950 - August 8, 2013

Gregory W. Castle, Ph.D, J.D., 62, August 8th; Vice President of Labor Relations for Fairpoint Communications; beloved husband of Kate Liston-Castle; loving father of Sean, Kevin and Michael; dear brother of Stephen (Linda) Castle; brother-in-law of Tom (Therese) Liston; uncle of Dan, Tim, Emily and godfather of Maggie. Visitation Friday 9:30AM until time of mass at 10:30AM at St. Barnabas...
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Helen Elizabeth Matijevic

April 20, 1921 - August 4, 2013

Helen Elizabeth Matijevic (nee Nastav) passed away peacefully in her home in Chicago, Illinois on August 4, 2013, from complications related to Alzheimer's disease. She was born on April 20, 1921, the seventh of eight children, to the late John and Mary Nastav in Chicago, Illinois. Helen was preceded in death by her husband Jacob J. Matijevic (1996) and her son Jacob R. Matijevic (2012). Helen...
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Berry W. Fisher

February 3, 1951 - August 3, 2013

Private family viewing Saturday, August 10, 2013 11:30AM to 1:00PM. Memorial service open to the public at 1:00PM. Brother of Venus Johnson, Michael (Lori) Spaulding and Ursula Spaulding. Uncle of many nieces and nephews.
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Margaret Lyon

January 13, 1918 - August 3, 2013

Margaret "Peggy" Lyon, Aug 3rd. Beloved wife of the late Virgil MacKay and the late Howard R. Lyon. Loving mother of Ronald (the late Vivian) MacKay and Zolita Lyon. Devoted grandmother of Sharlene (John) Momich, Shawn and Erik (Krista) MacKay. Great-grandmother of 6. Sister of the late Wilma (the late Bud) Van Neman and the late Lewis (the late Sue Rackham) Cullins. Beloved friend of...
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Karen Marie O'Neill

July 27, 2013

Karen M. O'Neill (nee Bokowy), July 27th. Beloved wife of Thomas F. O'Neill III; loving mother of Kelly (Michael) Costanza, Nicole, Megan and Brittany O'Neill; dear Mimi of Emmet Costanza; sister of Paul Bokowy; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Service Private
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Paula R. Nolan

July 31, 1949 - July 26, 2013

Paula R. Nolan (nee Rumsey) R.N. 63, July 26th, Veteran US Army, Medical Corpsman; beloved wife of Dennis E. Nolan, Sr.; loving mother of Dennis E. Jr. and Katherine (Edward) McHugh; dear sister of Robert S. (Christine), James B. (Robin) and John P. (Martha) Rumsey; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Tuesday 9AM from Donnellan Funeral Home 10525 S. Western Ave., Chicago to St....
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Ernestine Munoz

November 9, 1930 - July 22, 2013


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John J. Simmerling

December 1, 1935 - July 18, 2013

John J. "Jack" Simmerling, 77, July 18th; Artist. Cherished husband of Marjorie (nee MacCartney) for 55 years; loving father of John (Julie) Simmerling, Victoria (Christopher) Sobczak, Carlos Simmerling, Mary Simmerling (Thomas Epting), Meg (Paul) Faeh, the late Catherine (Kirk) Shepherd and the late Elizabeth Simmerling; most adoring grandfather of Katherine, John Andrew, Thomas, Matthew, Cary...
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Delia M. Ryan

June 11, 1938 - July 14, 2013

Delia M. Ryan (nee Shea), 75, July 14th; longtime Chicago resident formerly of Peoria, IL. Retired teacher for Chicago Board of Education; devoted wife of Jack Ryan; cherished mother of Colleen (Mike) Kenzinger, Maureen (Jim) Malloy and Kathleen (Tom) Keller of Arizona and the late Mark; proud grandmother of Bridget, Joey, Jack, Jimmy, Conor, Sydney and Cole; daughter of the late J.D. and Ruth...
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Olga L. Jasmontas

April 11, 1922 - July 6, 2013

Olga L. Jasmontas, July 6th; Visitation Friday July 12, 2013 at Donnellan Funeral Home, 10525 S. Western Ave., Chicago from 10:00 A.M.-10:45 A.M. followed by Mass at 11:00 A.M. at St. Barnabas Church. Interment St. Casimir Cemetery. Info 773-238-0075. Sign guestbook at www.donnellanfuneralhome.com
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Robert A. Haugh, M.D.

September 21, 1941 - July 5, 2013

Robert A. Haugh, M.D., age 71, Husband of Anna Marie (nee Giuffre), father of Joshua and Kevin Haugh. Brother of James (Jane) Haugh and Marjorie H. Stephan. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Wednesday 10am from Donnellan Funeral Home 10525 S. Western Ave. to St. Barnabas Church 10134 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago. Funeral Mass 11am. Int. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 3-9pm....
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Walter D. Leslie

December 17, 1924 - July 1, 2013

Walter D. "Buck" Leslie, 88, Sgt. U.S. Army WWII Combat Engineer, Pacific Theatre, 1943 graduate of Mt. Carmel High School; loving husband of Jean (nee Beland); best father ever to Tim (Lisa) Leslie, Mary (Jim) Finn, Margie (Dan) O'Connell, Dick Leslie, Bill (Marianne) Leslie and Joany (Tibaldo) Alvarez; awesome Papa to many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; son of the late Bud and Anne ...
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Marshall L. Pappas

August 13, 1926 - June 28, 2013

Marshall L. "Mike" Pappas, 86, WWII Air Force Vet. Beloved husband of Eleanor (nee Montesano). Loving father of Laura (Dr. Robert) Sawchyn, Marsha, Keith (Holly), Christian (Michelle), and Erik (Jennifer) Pappas. Dear grandfather of 10. Brother of Mae Ducas and Elaine (the late Peter) Georgelos. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Co-owner of the former Joe Bailley's Resturant on south...
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Mary P. Hennigan

January 28, 1923 - June 26, 2013

Mary P. Hennigan (nee Quealy) 90; beloved wife of the late Martin "Red" Hennigan; loving mother of Michael (Donna) Hennigan, Maureen (Robert) Yandel, Martin (Theresa) Hennigan, Patty (the late Mike) Fitzgerald and Terry (Barbara) Hennigan; dear grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 10+; sister of Dolores "Lolo" (Jim) Cuculich and the late Jack ( the late Jean) Quealy; fun loving aunt of...
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Helen Salewski

March 15, 1933 - June 17, 2013

Helen Salewski (nee Garvey) Beloved wife of the late Albert. Daughter of the late Maurice and Catherine "Aunt Kate" Garvey. Loving sister of Mary (Bob) Guth, Jane (the late Neil) Murray, the late Kay (the late John) Duffy and the late Maurice (Babe) Garvey.God mother of Glenn Guth. Aunt of 13 nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Kristen. Longtime resident of Smith Village. Funeral Friday...
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Naomi R. David

December 22, 1909 - June 7, 2013

Naomi R. David, nee Russell, 103, died on June 7, 2013 at Smith Village in Chicago. She was married to the late Ashod David, and sister to the late Earl W. Russell and the late Norma M. Russell. She is survived by her son Michael (Margaret), grandson Jon (Valerie), and great granddaughters Jordan and Heather. Naomi participated in the Rush Memory and Aging Project. A Memorial Service will be...
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Marian Louise Leatzow

July 16, 1946 - June 4, 2013

Marian Louise Leatzow (Nee Hippner), 66. Beloved daughter of the late Edward and Ethel Hippner; loving mother of Derek Leatzow; dear sister of Gordon (Lynne) Hippner, Karen (Alex) Kutaj, Susan Hippner and the late Mark Hippner; Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Former executive secretary at Beverly Bank and administrative assistant for the Chicago Public Schools. Visitation Sunday 2-8PM at...
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Hon. Martin E. McDonough

July 15, 1934 - June 4, 2013

Hon. Martin Emmet McDonough, age 78, passed away June 4th. Beloved husband of Lucille D. nee Kohler, for 54 years. Loving father of Martin E. (Carolyn), Christopher, Brian (Grace), Maria (David) Phillippe, Ian (Kim), Harry (Karen), Jim (Katie), and Noelle (Tim) O'Connell. Dearest Papa of Kathleen McDonough, Christa, Matthew, Brandon, and Julia McDonough, Michelle, Colleen, and Kelly McDonough...
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Edward J. Berk

September 18, 1921 - May 28, 2013


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Arthur Beuttenmiller

August 21, 1935 - May 23, 2013


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Robert E. Cusack

May 9, 1917 - May 22, 2013

Honorable Robert Emmet Cusack, May 9, 1917 - May 22, 2013. WW II Army Veteran, 305th Engineering Division. University of Chicago, B.A., 1938; University of Michigan, J.D., 1941. Survived by his immediate family Bonnie Cusack, Ellin (Jon) Gafford, and Katie Cusack; longtime companion, Olive Branch; grandchildren, Emma and Gibson Frair; and a multitude of adoring nieces, nephews and cousins. Son...
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Lillian Dunn

May 12, 2013

Lillian Dunn adored Chicago second only to her family. Born in Cernik, Croatia on October 20th, Lilly met and married the love of her life Tom Dunn in the city. She is remembered by their sons, Duane (Debbie) and Jesse (Karin), and daughters, Maria (Rich McGuire), Sarah Lawler (Jamie) and Lola O'Brien (John), 13 grandchildren, sister Shirley Witt (Gene), sister-in-law Eveline Haramija (Desi, dec....
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James P. McNicholas

July 24, 1925 - May 12, 2013

James P. McNicholas Army Veteran; beloved husband of the late Marion T. (nee Kelly); loving father of Janet (Ray) Simons, Judy (James) Connelly, Jean (Jack) Lydon and Jayne (John) Flanagan; fond grandfather of Mary Therese Simons, Jim, Katie and Maggie Connelly, John, Matt and Kelly Lydon; brother of Lavergne (the late Rooney) Richardson, John (Pat) and Catherine (the late Marvin)Nigg; uncle...
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Marianne Morgan

November 23, 1935 - May 3, 2013

Marianne Morgan (nee Best), May 3rd; beloved wife for 59 years of Arthur "Art" Morgan; loving mother of Cathy Jedlicka, Theresa Morgan, Marianne Morgan and Susan (Mike) Reynolds; dear grandmother of Lindsay, Michael, Tyler, Billy, Mary Claire and Jack; sister of the late Raymond (Marie) Best; fond aunt and cousin of many. Funeral Monday 9:30AM from Donnellan Funeral Home 10525 S. Western Ave.,...
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Phyllis S. Wagner

March 24, 1934 - April 26, 2013

Phyllis S. Wagner, nee Holt, Apr. 26th. Beloved wife of the late Julius W. "Bill" Wagner. Loving mother of Wendy (Joseph) Dabe, Deborah (Robert) Fuhlbrugge, William (Tammy), David (Gigi), Linda (CPD)(Jeremiah)(CPD) Barry, and Laura Wagner. Fond grandmother of 9. Sister of Lois Jones, Terrence Holt and Robert (Elsbeth) Holt. Beloved owner of Firecracker and Chancellor. Funeral Service...
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Robert C. Bisch

November 29, 1927 - April 24, 2013

Robert C. Bisch 85, April 24th, WW II Navy Vet. Loving husband of Geri Bisch. Beloved father of Laura (Richard) Rybka, Janet Annen, William C. (Kathleen) and Michael (Dorothy) Bisch. Fond grandfather of Elizabeth, Thaddeus and Robert Rybka, Jeffrey Annen, Jennifer Levan, Kevin Annen, Rachel(Ryan) Deets and Stephanie Annen. Colleen, Melissa, Patrick C. , Sarah, Kevin Bisch and Sophia ...
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James C. Boylan

November 19, 1955 - April 23, 2013

James C. Boylan, April 23, loving son of Jomarie and the late John D. Boylan; dear brother of John D. Jr. (Jennifer), David and Brian Boylan; fond uncle of Derrick, Emma and Maggie Boylan. Funeral Monday 9AM from Donnellan Funeral Home 10525 S. Western Ave. to St. Barnabas Church for Mass of the Resurrection 10AM. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 3-8PM. Funeral info 773-238...
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Ellen J. McMahon

October 30, 1918 - April 23, 2013

Ellen J. McMahon, nee Stewart, age 94, April 23rd. Beloved wife of the late Owen P. McMahon; loving mother of Ellen (Alan) Christopher, Terrance Ret. Lt. (CPD) (Victoria), Mary K. (Frank Arroyo) McMahon, and the late Michael (Joyce) McMahon. Dear grandmother of Katherine (Adam) Bellusci, Meghan Christopher, Patrick (Courtney) Christopher, Jennifer (Ronald) Keller, Jamie, Neil, and Jill McMahon,...
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Lucille C. Staisiunas

November 22, 1924 - April 18, 2013

Lucille C. Staisiunas nee Venckus, April 18; loving wife of the late Adolph P. Staisiunas; dear mother of Paula (Bob) Schultz, Laura, Michael (Julia), Gregory (Marylou), Donna (Joseph CPD) Hurley and Joseph (Mary); fond grandmother of Jeffrey, Brian, Eric, Paul, Daina, Kevin, Scott, Owen, Samantha, Michael, Allison, Luke, Kaitlyn and the late Melissa; great-grandmother of Ellie, Ada, Georgia and...
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James F. Dwyer

February 24, 1947 - April 16, 2013

James F. Dwyer, age 66, retired detective, Chicago Police Department; beloved husband of Mary Agnes for 39 years; loving father of Amy (Glen) Wasielewski, Patrick Dwyer, and Clare (Christopher Gallagher) Dwyer; dear grandfather of Jack and Ellie Wasielewski; beloved son of Dorothy (the late Jack) Dwyer; brother of Gail (Michael) Premer and Joan (Chris) Rojek; fond uncle to many nieces and nephews...
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Patricia M. Swoboda

August 6, 1938 - April 5, 2013

Patricia M. Swoboda, nee Vida, 74, April 5th. "Precious" wife of the late Alphonso "Al" Swoboda. Loving mother of Kimberly (John) Schultz. Dear sister of the late Betty Schlenz and Fred (Diane) Vida. Fond aunt, great aunt, cousin, and friend of many. Member of St. Michael Widow and Widowers (W.O.W), Red Hat Society. Retired office manager of the Former Crouse Cartage Company. Funeral...
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Edward A. Gibbons

October 13, 1951 - April 3, 2013

Edward A. Gibbons April 3rd. Beloved father of Timothy Edward and Kevin Luke (Megan) Gibbons. Loving Son of the late William and the late Eleanore Gibbons. Devoted Brother of Maureen Gibbons, Ruth (James) Kalal, Margaret (Dan) Harrity and Carol (Steve) Zubo. Loving life long friend of Joan DiComo. Cherished Uncle, greatuncle , nephew cousin and friend of many. Funeral Tuesday 9am from...
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Philip C. Allen

December 2, 1938 - April 3, 2013

Philip C. Allen, Sr., 74, April 3rd, beloved husband of Sally (nee Beasley); loving father of Maura (Michael) Maloney, Philip, Jr. (Christine), Brian, John (Casey) and Patrick (Devon) Allen, Megan (David) Kennedy, Michael (Sarah) and the late Timothy Allen; dear grandfather of Kathleen and Maggie Maloney, Philip III, Brendan, Colleen, Molly, Emmett, Clare , Owen, Zachary, Lucy, Fiona and the late...
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Joseph M. Macellaio

September 2, 1942 - March 31, 2013

Joseph M. Macellaio, 70; beloved husband of Linda Ann Miller; loving father of Matthew and Patrick Macellaio; son of the late Oscar and the late Eleanor, nee Waters, Macellaio; dear brother of Gerald (Ellen) Macellaio, Mary (Joseph) Plauche, James (Catherine) Macellaio, Eleanor (Thomas) Sheils and Rita Macellaio; loving nephew of Patricia Waters, Catherine Waters Westberg and Robert W. Nolan,...
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Dolores J. Burns

August 7, 1924 - March 28, 2013

Dolores J. Burns, nee Weiss, 88, March 28th. Loving wife of the late Corwyn S. "Corky" Burns. Dear mother of Jacquelyn (James) Davoren and Joyce (Robert) Tucker. Fond grandmother of Joanie (Neil) Doyle, James Jr. (Charlotte) Davoren, Michael and Daniel Tucker. Cherished great grandmother of Jacquelyn, Caroline, Brendan, Davoren Doyle, and Charlotte Davoren. Sister of Marilyn (the late Joseph...
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William L. Quinn

January 8, 1930 - March 26, 2013

William L. Quinn 83, March 26th, U.S. Navy vet; owner and founder of William Quinn and Sons Landscaping; beloved husband of the late Meryl E. nee Pikes; dear father of Debbie (Terry) Myron, Bill (Laurel), Mickey (Sandra) Quinn, Donna (George) Walsh and Cathy (Ray) Hornung; grandfather of Kelly Myron, Kathleen (Brian) Burns, Michael Quinn, Ryan, Dillon and Connor Walsh, Brian (Jenny), Patrick and...
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Ted Peszynski

March 27, 1929 - March 25, 2013

Tadeus "Ted" Peszynski, US Army Korean War Veteran, March 25th. Beloved husband of Louise A., nee Schanz, for 50 years. Loving father of Michelle (Manuel) Beltran, Christine (James) Brunke, Theodore (Shari), and the late Ronald Peszynski. Dear grandfather of Katherine, Alyssa, and Mary Beltran. Isabella and David Brunke. Parker, Owen, and Abbey Peszynski. Brother of Ernest (Mary)Peszynski,...
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Mary Lou Beck

January 12, 1938 - March 21, 2013

Mary Lou Beck, "Loulee", 75, of Palos Hills, passed away peacefully Thursday March 21, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Beloved daughter of the late Richard "R.J." and Louise Beck. Loving sister of Debbie, Dan, Thom(Sandy), Steve(Kim), and the late Jim. Adored aunt of Peggie(Sam) Grossman, Stephanie, Katie, Colleen, Mary Kate, Jim(Erin), Richard, and Stephan. Proud great aunt...
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Marianne Brashinger

December 19, 1909 - March 20, 2013

Marianne Brashinger, age 103, passed away on March 20th , dear sister of Madalene (the late John) Willand, and the late Adam Brashinger. Aunt Gigi to John (JoAnn) Willand, Dorothy (John) Smith, Judy O'Brien, Tony Willand. Great Aunt to Michael (Julie) Willand, Andrew, Steven, Richard, and David Smith. Matt (CPD)(Cathy), Joe(OPPD), and Megan O'Brien. Great great aunt of Becca, Emily, and Sean...
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Virginia Pfordresher

January 28, 1916 - March 19, 2013

Virginia "Jinni" Pfordresher (nee Rausch) 97, Mar. 19th. Beloved wife of the late Albert G. Pfordresher. Loving mother of John (Sissy) Pfordresher, Beth (John) Havey and Bill Pfordresher. Dear grandmother of Peter (Lyn) and Becky Pfordresher, Caroline Havey, Christine (Kevin) Smith and Andrew Havey. Greatgrandmother of Emma, Adeline, Paul, Keegan and Brennan. Sister of the late Margaret,...
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Lawrence V. Wozniak

May 31, 1938 - March 13, 2013

Lawrence V. Wozniak, age 74, Husband of Roselyn "Lyn" nee Kreher. Father of Catherine (Brian) Quigley, and Jim (Emily) Wozniak. Gramps to Courtney, and Meghan Quigley, and David Wozniak. Son of the late George and Sabina Kurowski Wozniak. Larry retired from Ford Motor Co. as preventive maintenance coordinator after 30 years of service. Longtime usher at St. Barnabas Church. Visitation...
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Fred Chaney

June 18, 1965 - February 26, 2013

Fred "Kevin" Chaney, age 47, of Chicago, passed away on February 26, 2013. Visitation: Donnellan Funeral Home, 10525 S. Western Ave., Chicago, Friday, March 1, 2013, 3:00-8:00pm. Funeral: Donnellan Funeral Home, Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:00pm. (773)238-0075. Please sign guestbook at www.donnellanfuneralhome.com
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Ann Sweeney

November 28, 1918 - February 19, 2013

Ann Sweeney, nee Hothersall, age 94, Loving mother of Peggy (Jerry) Gorby, and the late Patrick "Rusty" Sweeney (US Navy Vietnam). Dear grandmother of Patrick Gorby, Terra (Jim) Kreis & Katie (Shawn) Capps. Cherished great-grandmother of Joshua, Caleb, Cole, Cade, Elizabeth, Mason, and Maci. Visitation Saturday 10am-1pm at Donnellan Funeral Home, 10525 S. Western Ave., Chicago. Interment...
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Cary J. Smith

October 5, 1955 - February 18, 2013

Cary J. Smith, nee Holmer, age 57, Loving mother of Aaron Smith, Rebecca Smith, and Jarod (Claudia) Smith. Dear grandmother of Logan. Cherished daughter of the late Harry and the late Martha Holmer. Beloved sister of Debbie (Richard) Oscarson, and Linda (the late Robert) Koch. Memorial Visitation Friday 5pm - 8pm at Donnellan Funeral Home, 10525 S. Western Ave., Chicago. In lieu of flowers...
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Helen R. McLaughlin

May 15, 1923 - February 14, 2013

Helen R. McLaughlin, nee Yore, February 14th, Beloved wife of the late Jack McLaughlin. Loving sister of the late Rosemary (the late George) Kobler, the late Bill (Irene) Yore, Peg Pickert, and the late Joan (the late John) Gleeson. Fond aunt of many nieces & nephews. Longtime employee of Standard Bank. Visitation Saturday 9:30am until time of Funeral Mass10:30am at St. Cajetan Church 2445 W...
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John A. Goodwin, Jr.

October 6, 1945 - February 12, 2013


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Tahnya D. Lewis

February 12, 2013

LEWIS Tahnya D. Lewis, nee Kujbida, (Ret. CPD), age 60, February 12th, Loving mother of Gregory(Kelly) Lewis, Natalya (Robert) Lane, and Vincent Lewis. Dear grandmother of Priya, Nalya, Raina Lewis, Robert Jr., and Nadia Lane. Beloved daughter of Sonjia and the late Mychalo Kujbida. Fond sister of Walter, Maria, and Michael Kujbida. Best friend of Kathy Blevins, Linda Halblander, Karen...
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Lillian H. Relstab

March 28, 1925 - February 10, 2013

Lillian H. Relstab (nee Homolka) 87, February 10. Beloved wife for 65 years of Harry A.; loving mother of Carol (Emmett) Driscoll, Robert (Karen) Relstab, James (Annemarie) Relstab and Janet (Paul) Kolimas; dear grandmother of Julie Boskey, Denise (Brian) Augustine, Matthew, Andrew, Nicholas, David Relstab, Oksana and Katya Kolimas; great grandmother of Cale and Nolan Augustine; sister of the...
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Rita J. Scales

November 22, 1923 - February 5, 2013

Rita J. Scales, February 5th; loving sister of Kathleen T. Moss (the late Chester A.), the late Robert and the late Sue, the late Mary (John) McBride, the late Joseph (Sally) and the late George W. (Christine). Fond aunt of 12 and great aunt of 12. Funeral Monday 9:30AM from DONNELLAN FUNERAL HOME, 10525 S. Western Ave., Chicago to St. Christina Church, 111th & Christiana for 10:30AM Mass. ...
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Mary Ernestine Simon

October 24, 1919 - February 3, 2013

Mary E. "Ernestine" Simon, nee Kisner; beloved wife of the late John I. Simon; loving mother of John I. III (June), Thomas J. and Peter A. Simon; dear grandmother of Karen Simon (fiancée Joseph Feltz), Carolyn (Ian) Bayne, Cathryn (Jeremy) Hanson, Rebbecca (Richard) Snyder, Melissa (Joshua) Cardinal, Melanie (Anthony) Frieri, Emily Simon and Mary Elizabeth (Ben Metoyer) Simon; great...
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Mary Norine McNicholas Santschi

November 11, 1927 - January 30, 2013

Mary Norine McNicholas Santschi age 85, Jan. 30th. Beloved wife of the late Francis G. "Frank" Santschi. Loving mother of Jerre S. (William) Cusick, Dr. Elizabeth M., Francis G. "Sam" (Amy Kinney), John P. (Kathleen) and Joseph C. (Eileen) Santschi. Proud grandmother of Maggie and Sean Cusick, Anna, Kate, Patrick, Lena, Elizabeth, Matthew and Nora Santschi. Daughter of the late John Joseph...
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Dorothy Salabura

June 16, 1926 - January 29, 2013

Dorothy H. Salabura Jan. 29th. Loving wife of the late Stanley P. Beloved mother of Susan (the late Robert) Macfarlane, Stanley Ret. C.P.D. (Rebecca) Salabura and Julie (Edward) Schoen. Fond grandmother of Julie, Eddie, Sam, Robbie, Ben, John and Nick. Great-grandmother of Lily. Sister of Lillian Jadach. Visitation Friday Feb 1st. from 9:30am until 10:30am at St. Cajetan...
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Dolores M. Vogt

October 29, 1928 - January 28, 2013

Dolores M. Vogt, age 84, passed away January 28th; beloved wife of the late Philip G.; loving mother of Denise Deering, Sharon (Michael) McGinty and Joyce Vogt; proud grandmother of Nicole Deering, Daniel (Julie) McCarthy, Eric (Shari) Alt and Michael McGinty; dear great-grandmother of Erika, Stephanie, Logan and Madison; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Thursday 9AM from DONNELLAN...
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John J. McCormack III

February 22, 1953 - January 20, 2013

John J. "Shorty" McCormack, age 59; MSGT, US Illinois Air National Guard veteran, passed away January 20th; loving father of John J. IV (Kasey) McCormack; proud grandpa of Delia; beloved son of the late John "Joe" and the late Donna McCormack; loving brother of Cathy (Bill) Hennigan, Maureen (Milt) Kruger, Don (Maureen) McCormack, Ellen McCormack, and Marty (Judy) McCormack; fond uncle to many...
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Sean Larmon

November 1, 1977 - January 13, 2013

Visitation Thursday 3-9pm at Donnellan Funeral Home Funeral Friday 8:30am from Donnellan Funeral Home to St. Christina Church 111th & Christiana for Mass 9:30am Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
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Catherine Malin

July 1, 1916 - January 12, 2013

Catherine H. Malin (nee Heerey) January 12, 2013; beloved wife of the late Julius; loving mother of Marie (Eugene) Pruett; dear grandmother of Dan, Tom (Amy) and Robert (Diane) Pruett; great-grandmother of Amanda, Jennifer, Mya, Bobby, John and Andrew; sister of the late Helen Heerey and Mary Cucich. Aunt of Georgann Cucich. Visitation Saturday 9:30AM until time of Mass 10:30AM at St. Barnabas...
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Catherine E. Shepherd

March 29, 1959 - January 11, 2013

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Bridget Anne Cullen

March 7, 1995 - January 1, 2013

Bridget Anne Cullen, 17, beloved daughter of Michael and Anne, nee Cronin; loving sister of Kaitlyn and Michael; dear granddaughter of George and (Marge) Cullen and the late Michael (the late Margaret) Cronin; niece of many aunts and uncles; cousin and friend of many. Student of Mother McAuley High School class of 2013. Visitation Friday 3-8pm at St. Cajetan Church, 2445 W. 112th St.,...
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Sherman A. Justice, Jr.

February 15, 1935 - December 24, 2012

Sherman was born Feb 15, 1935 in Atlanta, GA. He came to Chicago where he met Edwina when both were teenagers. Through the years, family was always together on Christmas Eve. Sherman died December 24. He served in the US Air Force as mission mail clerk in Panama and later chose US Postal Service for a career. Sherman wasn't a sports enthusiast, didn't talk politics or engage in petty gossip. But...
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Joan Carroll

December 21, 2012

Joan T. Carroll, nee Templeman, life long resident of Beverly neighborhood and member of St Barnabas Church, passed away after a brief illness December 21st. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Robert J. Carroll. Devoted mother of twelve children, Raymond (Janet), Patricia (Mark) Benson, Peggy Mitchell, Dr Richard (Alicia), Robert, Michael (Emily), David (Jenny), Dr. Sharon (Michael) Perelman, Dr...
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Robert J. Christian

September 10, 1935 - December 20, 2012

Robert J. Christian 77, Dec. 20th. Army Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Joanne (ne Alford). Loving father of Rob, John (Julie) Christian and Kathy Jo (Scott) Cummings. Dear grandfather of Robbie Jo, Brandon, Tatum, Katie, Ian, Phillip, Dana, David and Daydon. Great-grandfather of 2. Service and Interment Private.
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Catherine Sorich

March 24, 1929 - December 6, 2012

SORICH Catherine "Kay" Sorich (nee Schafer). Beloved wife of the late Andrew. Loving mother of Aleta (James) Regan, Nancy (Paul) Watson, Andrew (Phyllis) Sorich, David Sorich, Lynn (John) O'Connor, John (Lupita) Sorich, Peter Sorich, Thomas Sorich, Mary Ann(Stan) Nielsen, James and Cathy Sorich. Dear grandmother of 29 and great-grandmother of 6. Sister of the late Betty Kastner....
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Michael C. Welsh

January 18, 1950 - December 3, 2012

Michael C. Welsh 62, Dec 3rd. C.P.D. ret. Beloved husband of Suellen Burton Welsh. Loving father of Michael P. Welsh Dallas Police Dept. (Elizabeth Novosel), Jennifer and Melissa. Brother of James (the late Roberta), Patricia (the late Patrick) Sullivan and Robert (Cheryl). Uncle of many nieces, great-nieces and great-nephews. Graduate of Chicago State University, He was a 37yr.member of the...
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Lucille J. Allen

March 11, 1916 - November 29, 2012

Lucille J. "Lucy" Allen 96, Nov. 29 Beloved daughter of the late Joseph J. and Celia Allen. Fond cousin of Philip(Sally)Allen, the late John (the late Marjorie) Allen, Kathryn Allen, Madelyn (James Todd and the late Robert Wagner). Devoted cousin and friend of many. Funeral Monday 10am from Donnellan Funeral Home 10525 S. Western ave. to St. Cajetan Church 2445 W. 112th. St. Chgo. Mass 11am....
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Elizabeth A. Baker

January 8, 1923 - November 17, 2012


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Thomas J. Donners

April 26, 1931 - November 14, 2012


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Bernard T. Kartheiser

August 21, 1928 - November 9, 2012

Bernard T. Kartheiser, age 84, U.S. Army Veteran. Beloved husband of Grace Ann, nee Dineen, dear brother of Leo (Patricia) Kartheiser, and the late William (the late Eunice) Kartheiser. Fond uncle of 13 nieces and nephews. Funeral Wednesday 9am from Donnellan Funeral Home, 10525 S. Western Ave., Chicago to St. Barnabas Church, 10134 S. Longwood Dr. Funeral Mass 10am. Interment Mt. Olivet...
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Edward Federinko

April 29, 1929 - October 31, 2012

Edward "Babe" Federinko, age 83, Oct. 31st, Beloved husband of the late Marianna C., nee Colombo. Loving father of Edward A. Federinko and the late Lynda M. Federinko-Yorkman. Dear grandfather of Anastasia and Alexandria Yorkman. Brother of the late Paul, Andrew, John, Peter, George, Mike, Mary and Anne. Uncle of many nieces & nephews. Cousin of many. Funeral Thursday 9:30am from...
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Mary Phyllis Kahler

January 9, 1915 - October 24, 2012

Sister Mary Phyllis Kahler, SSND, 97 yrs, October 24th at Resurrection Life Center. Member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 78 years. Sr. Phyllis was a primary education teacher and Principal for 74 years. She was a Minister of Prayer and Presence at Resurrection Life Center for the past 7 years. Predeceased by her parents; Mary (nee Weimann) and Philip Kahler; her Sisters: Mary Netzel...
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Leda M. Pitaro

September 11, 1933 - October 22, 2012

Leda M. Pitaro, 79, Oct. 22nd, beloved daughter of the late Paul and Mary, nee Gagliardi. Loving sister of the late James and the late Nathan (Lia) Pitaro. Devoted aunt of Mary, Natalie (Kevin), Paul (Nancy), Lisa (Mike), and Gia (Jim). Great aunt of many nieces & nephews. Visitation Friday 9:30am until time of Mass 10:30am at St. Barnabas Church 10134 S. Longwood Drive. Ent. St. Mary...
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